Match Day Villa Blues

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Well well well, couldn't you just tell the Villa Blues game was around the corner, our form has gone to shit getting spanked up at Derby then throwing away a two goal lead at home to a team at the bottom whilst them up the road have suddenly turned into Brazil with back to back wins and an impressive dismantling of a very strong Derby side, its the same every year, depressingly predictable.

If this game was a month ago I'd have really fancied us but Smith seems to have got Villa organised and showing signs of what he plans to do. At the moment both sides are keeping their cards close to their chests with regards injuries to key players, we have Jota & Maghoma as serious doubts whilst Villa have McGinn doubtful and Chester limped off for Wales midweek, personally, I wouldn't be surprised if all four played.

Rarely is the game one for the purists, we'll try and draw Villa into a slog and try to hit on the break whilst I think they'll try and overwhelm us early doors. I worry about our defence against their front line, and to say I'm concerned about Lee Camp in goal would be the understatement of the year.

I'd rip your arms off for a draw right now, optimistically I'll go for an unexpected high scoring draw, 3-3.
 

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I’m confident we will win this, purely because Smith won’t be negative and will go for the throat straight away. First goal crucial. Blues would be happier with the draw, and they are playing pretty well this season. I’m sure McGinn will be fit, but no so sure about Chester which is a big blow. 3.1 Villa.
 

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Normally want Villa in this, but as some decent Brum lads came up to Sheffield and had one of their lots stag do with some Wednesday lads just last weekend, I'll be rooting for City this time. Hope it's a good game either way.
 

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Normally want Villa in this, but as some decent Brum lads came up to Sheffield and had one of their lots stag do with some Wednesday lads just last weekend, I'll be rooting for City this time. Hope it's a good game either way.
Wanker!
Thought you had a bit more class than that. You have to put up with the same shit we do, that Blues/Blades are the club of the city, and the working class club. We are the arrogant fans who think we are bigger than we actually are etc etc. I’m not from Birmingham(25 miles to be exact) but it’s in the blood.
 
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Wanker!
Thought you had a bit more class than that. You have to put up with the same shit we do, that Blues/Blades are the club of the city, and the working class club. We are the arrogant fans who think we are bigger than we actually are etc etc. I’m not from Birmingham(25 miles to be exact) but it’s in the blood.
Know where you're coming from, "smaller club" in Cities often claim this, truth be told there's not a lot of difference in club size in Sheffield, we are bigger but not by much, it's quite a chasm in Birmingham.
Although I'm sure the City is really Blue, with very few Villa from Birmingham and you're all arrogant, if they say it often enough they actually start to believe it themselves.
 

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They are a club who don’t know who they really are. They have changed their name 3 times. They went against an agreement between the two clubs, and used the name Birmingham in their name.
 

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They are a club who don’t know who they really are. They have changed their name 3 times. They went against an agreement between the two clubs, and used the name Birmingham in their name.
We changed our name to Birmingham in 1905, six years before Aston was absorbed into Birmingham. There is no rationale for a club outside the city’s boundaries to dictate to a Birmingham based club over the usage and ownership of the name.
 

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We changed our name to Birmingham in 1905, six years before Aston was absorbed into Birmingham. There is no rationale for a club outside the city’s boundaries to dictate to a Birmingham based club over the usage and ownership of the name.
That’s a fair comment mate. Don’t know why there was an agreement between both clubs when we weren’t officially a Birmingham club until the early 1900s. I’ve said before we’ve won a lot of our trophies as a non Brummie club. I’m assuming the powerhouse as we were back then, and founder member we were trying to dictate some kind of authority over the situation. Birmingham back then was not the city it is now. I think Coventry was the major city back then.
 

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Know where you're coming from, "smaller club" in Cities often claim this, truth be told there's not a lot of difference in club size in Sheffield, we are bigger but not by much, it's quite a chasm in Birmingham.
Although I'm sure the City is really Blue, with very few Villa from Birmingham and you're all arrogant, if they say it often enough they actually start to believe it themselves.
Never heard us claim to be the working class club of the city at all, not enough of a gap in size between us compared to the 2 in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham to start spouting bollox like that. Some of you do think you're bigger than what you are at times but most know you're slightly bigger and that's that.

On to this match I'll be rooting for Birmingham in this one, keep villa as far away as possible from the top.
 

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Good start, not sure Birmingham will have it in them to get another goal now that they're 2-1 down.
 

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If that Adams effort goes in for 2-0 then it's a totally different game. Cracking 90 minutes though, Blues definitely closer to Villa than they've been for a few years.
 

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Well, thank god for that. Thought blues were brilliant first half hour, and had us bossed. That effort off the post goes in, and it’s probably game over. It took that effort off the post to wake us up. 3.1 up and I thought it was game over. Honestly was shitting myself when it went 3.2 and blues started pushing us back again. We are woeful at the back, but have so much threat going forward. McGinn was a huge blow, but as a whole I think we were easily deserved winners. Weird game, in the sense that it was a comfortable win, but in the same breath it was very uncomfortable. Massive win for us. Didn’t think we played that well overall.
 

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Gardner has turned into a proper horrible bastard. He’s a typical blue now. That Hutton goal will live in memory forever. Villa diehard the bloke is.
 

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Well that was predictable :hb:

I imagine it was a pretty good game for the neutrals (for a change), we started very well, if the second goal goes in it could have been oh so different, sixty seconds later it’s up the other end in our net and Villa never really looked back, deserved winners in the end I guess.

I kept hearing this stat that Grealish is the most fouled player in the league, on that showing it’s not surprising, a gust of wind blows past and he’s on the floor holding his ankle!!! My only real complaint from the day.
 

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Well that was predictable :hb:

I imagine it was a pretty good game for the neutrals (for a change), we started very well, if the second goal goes in it could have been oh so different, sixty seconds later it’s up the other end in our net and Villa never really looked back, deserved winners in the end I guess.

I kept hearing this stat that Grealish is the most fouled player in the league, on that showing it’s not surprising, a gust of wind blows past and he’s on the floor holding his ankle!!! My only real complaint from the day.
I thought you were great first half hour. Honestly thought we were in for a very difficult day. You were solid all over, and a threat upfront. We were shite at the back all game. Don’t know what happened to you tbf. Grealish seems to go down a lot, but he gets fouled a lot, so that explains that.
 

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